P&A Senate 2019-20 Seminar Series

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:21

Introduction to ISSS Multicultural Workshops

Join us on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. This session will highlight the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Intercultural Workshop series which combines intercultural competency and skills development workshops and "Culture In-Depth" sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus. 

P&A Senate 2019-20 Seminar Series

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:45

Enhancing Wellbeing: Practical Workplace Tips & Approaches

This session, presented by Marianne Johnson, will highlight the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing’s Wellbeing Model and its application in fostering resilience in individuals and teams.

P&A Senate Brown Bag Events

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:27

Emotional Intelligence: Engaging distinct combination of emotional, personal, interpersonal skills and competencies

Catherine Rasmussen has 35 years of experience as an educator of leadership development and is a certified Emotional Intelligence trainer. She brings a passion for engaging participants in the joy of learning about themselves and others in order to create change.    

P&A Senate Brown Bag Events

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:42

The Wellbeing Program:  Employee Success Stories and Ways that You Could Benefit

The University of Minnesota’s Wellbeing Program helps faculty and staff take small steps toward a healthy and vibrant future. The Office of Human Resources has many inspiring success stories and is excited to share them with the broader campus community! Hear how the Wellbeing Program has helped colleagues improve their lives and how you can use it to enhance many aspects of your life. Learn about all the options in the program and the variety of resources at your fingertips.

P&A Senate Brown Bag Events

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:23

Generation Z Comes to College   

In this session, you will learn about the current research on our emerging new generation of college students. You will have the opportunity to share your observations and ideas as well as discuss how the characteristics of Gen Z students may affect our practices. How are they similar to and different from the Millennial Generation? How might we best promote their success in college?

Civil Service Brown Bag––Tuesday, May 29

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 08:42

The Civil Service Senate Communications and Outreach Subcommittee will be hosting a brown bag session for Civil Service employees regarding the different kinds of employment leaves including: FMLA, sick, and vacation. Please join us for this event to learn more about how you can use these different leave benefits.

The session will take place on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 from 12 PM - 1 PM at the following locations:

Crookston - Selvig Hall Room 308
Duluth - Kirby Plaza Room 173
Twin Cities - Mechanical Engineering Room 1130

Please bring your brown bag lunch. 

If you would like to attend this event, please complete this form to register as seats are limited. 

To join us via WebEx, please click on this link

Check out the Civil Service Blog for previous brown bags. 

P&A Senate Brown Bag Events

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:05


Amanda Costello

How Silos Learn: Working in the Idea Factory

Presented by Amanda Costello

Thursday, February 8th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Silos are awful and keep us from doing our best work, but when you’re in the middle of a silo – and maybe that silo is inside another silo – can you even make a difference and where do you start?

Civil Service Brown Bag Lunch Announcement

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:15

The Civil Service Senate Communications and Outreach Subcommittee, along with the Office of Human Resources, is hosting a brown bag session for Civil Service members to discuss important changes to open enrollment, which runs from November 1 to November 30, 2017. Specific updates include changes to short-term and long-term disability providers, and a new Flexible Spending Account (FSA) vendor. Come join us for an explanation of these changes, and learn what they mean for you.

The session will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 12 p.m.–1:00p.m. in Room 1130 at the Mechanical Engineering building on the East Bank. Please bring your brown bag lunch. Beverages and cookies will be provided. 

If you plan to attend, please complete this form to register, as seats are limited.

To join us via WebEx, please follow this link. The event nuber if 741 506 821.

P&A Brown Bag: Leading Up

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:14

“Leading up” is an important leadership skill employed to accomplish tasks that are in the best interest of our organization and requires influencing the people above you. In this session, leadership expert Lisa Warren, assistant vice president for Research, will provide an overview of the skills necessary and tools available to help you in this area. All are welcome to join on Tuesday, November 14 from noon - 1:00 p.m. in 5-125 Moos Tower, or via WebEx at z.umn.edu/pabrownbag1114. Click for more.